The first thing you are likely going to notice from Peggy Higgins’ profile photo is that she does not look like a librarian, but that is what she is. She has been one since sometime last century. She is an English folk dancer, which explains the odd costume and the flower garland in the photo, for longer than she has been a librarian, and she thinks that persona takes precedence, at least where photographs are concerned.
Before she became a librarian, she worked for fifteen years as a newspaper reporter, probably the most exciting and demanding job she said she has ever done, but the daily deadlines finally got the best of her and then decided to go back to one of her first loves: libraries.
Peggy lives in the northern part of Buncombe County, where her family has lived for a couple of centuries, so she suppose she could be defined as a Western North Carolina native, although she was not actually born there. Her parents were temporarily living in Charleston, SC, at the time, but they got her back to the mountains as soon as they could.
Peggy holds a BA from East Carolina University, an MA from Winthrop University, an MLIS from UNC-Greensboro and she is currently looking forward to this next academic challenge and the chance to meet her fellow ETSU Community College Leadership program cohort members, both virtually and in-person.
See Peggy's introduction video here.